Kim Brandt rehearsing in the Locker Plant, December 2019.

Kim Brandt

In December 2019, choreographer Kim Brandt held an open studio at the Locker Plant. Brandt’s work involves the development of movement scores that explore physical, spatial, and temporal relationships to place, and the symbiotic relationship between bodies and the environments within which they move.

Brandt worked in the Locker Plant’s front room during November and December and the performances she created were direct responses to the physical reality of the space and the presence of spectators. Brandt performed three pieces as solos and one in which she joined Marfa recruits Christopher Gonzales, Julian Mackinnon, and Hannah Yetwin in a slow exploration of the parameters of the room, interacting unpredictably with the audience.

Kim Brandt has presented her work at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, SculptureCenter, the Kitchen, Pioneer Works, the Shed, ISSUE Project Room, Artists Space, Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery, and other venues. Her work has been supported by a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Arts (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2017), Mertz Gilmore Foundation (2016–2018), a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (2016), and a Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant (2016). She has participated in residencies at MoMA PS1 (2017–2018), Djerassi (2018), Movement Research (2016–2018), Bogliasco Foundation (2016), and ISSUE Project Room (2015). Recent writing on her work and interviews have been published in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, Performa Magazine, Bomb, Girls Like Us, and Sound American. Brandt received her MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA from Hampshire College. She was born in Albany, NY and lives in New York, NY.